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White Sox walk home winning run, Lewis HRs in Mariners' win

Sep. 15, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Lewis has walked into the major leagues and made things look easy. Seems to be rubbing off on the Seattle Mariners. José Ruiz walked Tom Murphy with the bases loaded in the ninth inning after Lewis sparked a five-run rally with his latest home run, and the Mariners beat the Chicago...

Cubs' Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player....

Packers ride Rodgers' hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings

Sep. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That's it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. "The biggest thing is that we're 2-0," he said. "I know we owe a lot of that to our defense and...

University of Illinois recognizes professors for excellence

Sep. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has recognized five professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus for their excellence in teaching and service. The University Scholars program started in 1985. Recipients receive $15,000 a year for three years to use toward scholarly work, including for...

Cubs' Rizzo exits with sprained right ankle

Sep. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman suffered the...

Mexican man held by ICE in northern Illinois dies in custody

Sep. 15, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A 37-year-old Mexican man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a northern Illinois county jail has died. Roberto Rodriguez-Espinoza was pronounced dead Tuesday. ICE officials said in a Thursday news release that he died from subdural hematoma, or when blood...

Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper's death

Sep. 15, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports Christopher R. Grant was also indicted by a grand jury on other charges including unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and armed...

Officials: 2 new cases of Legionnaires' in suburban Chicago

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials are worried an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a suburban Chicago retirement home appears to be spreading with two new cases in the nearby community. Legionnaire's is a flu-like illness contracted when infected water vapor is inhaled. The elderly and people...

Couple's Savanna castle to reopen for public tours

Sep. 15, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

SAVANNA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois home of a couple who turned it into a castle adorned with art will reopen for public tours next month. Alan and Adrianne St. George's Havencrest Castle in Savanna will be ready once again for public eyes during weekends in October. The 63-room castle has many rooms...

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

Sep. 15, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size....